Image: Caudipteryx

Caudipteryx

Caudipteryx zoui (life-sized reconstruction). Based on fossils from China. Early Cretaceous, 130 - 125 million years ago.

Creator:
James Reece
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

Caudipteryx means 'tail wing', referring to the tail plume that this non-avian dinosaurs may have fanned out for display. The rest of the body was covered in short primitive feathers with longer feathers on its arms and tail.

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Tags chinese dinosaurs, Early Cretaceous, China, non-avian dinosaur,